Robo-calls, secret negotiations leaving Canadian democracy in jeopardy

The Council of Canadians in Ottawa has an initiative called Democracy 24/7.

Editor:

The Council of Canadians in Ottawa has an initiative called Democracy 24/7.

The 7 refers to the seven ridings in the last federal election that were decided by such a narrow margin that election interfering could have decided their outcome.

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear the case on Dec. 10, 2012.

The case was brought forward by the Council of Canadians because Elections Canada said they did not have the resources to investigate such a broad scale abuse.

Recently Elections Canada appointed a special investigator.

Mr. Dickson has found some evidence in 56 ridings that robo-calls were used to misdirect voters.

Hopefully this issue will be resolved before the next federal election, or Canadian citizens might be compelled to ask for UN observers for the voting process.

I would ask that our MP Dick Harris respond to this letter.

Dec. 10 is the same date that our Prime Minister has set for the finalization of FIPA.

What is FIPA? A huge trade deal with China negotiated in secret from the Canadian public.

What has happened to Canadian democracy?

John Dressler

Williams Lake Chapter Council of Canadians

Williams Lake

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